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Friday the 13th — The Darkest Day of the Year Friday the 13th — The Darkest Day of the Year
45 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Robert Lima
Next week will see another Friday the 13th and there's a lot of history behind that date. According to folklore, many disastrous events took place on Friday: Eve tempted Adam and caused the loss of Paradise; the Great Flood began, destroying most of the human race; confusion broke out on the Tower [Read More]
Friday the 13th — the darkest day of the year Friday the 13th — the darkest day of the year
46 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Friday the 13th! What's in that day and number combination that rattles our self-confidence or, at the very least, makes us ponder the possibility that the commonplace might become horrific?  Why has that date been viewed traditionally with such apprehension? Friday gets its name either [Read More]
Gift bearers of the Epiphany Gift bearers of the Epiphany
80 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea. . . there came Wise Men from the East to Jerusalem, saying: `Where is He that is born King of the Jews? We have seen His star in the East and have come to worship him.'" The Gospel according to St. Matthew first focuses attention on the long [Read More]
Robert Lima: The Ancient Roots of Christmas Robert Lima: The Ancient Roots of Christmas
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Robert Lima
Soon, season's gifts will be exchanged and children will have guessed a red-clad figure from a sleigh climbing down their chimney way while in their beds they lay. And central to the seasons' sense there is a simple créche, the touching recreation of a great event, the birth of Christ. [Read More]
The ancient roots of Christmas The ancient roots of Christmas
83 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Evergreens adorn the window-frames, candles flicker welcomes through the panes, mistletoe hangs high above the door, the large log burns within the fireplace, and twinkling with its ornaments of tinsel, crystal, cookies, candy-canes, popcorn garlands and the rest, the tree stands tall, a wonder to [Read More]
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